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Warren Wednesday 6/21

In the 1988 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett wrote:

“What’s the sense in getting rich just to stare at a ticker tape all day?”

With this insight, Buffett challenges the conventional notion of wealth accumulation and encourages investors to seek more mindful approaches. In a world dominated by constant market updates and financial noise, it’s important to find balance and cultivate a more meaningful investment journey.

One of the greatest challenges we face in the web3 arena is that these markets never close. Traditional stock markets go to dinner, enjoy weekends and even government holidays. Not crypto.

As a result, it’s easy to fall into the habit of refreshing a screen day and night to check current prices and the status of holdings. Can we afford that fancy vacation or are we headed to the poorhouse?

For this post, we compiled these three tips to help explore more mindful ways to be an investor.

stare at the ticker tape all dayDefine Your Investment Goals

As a Registered Investment Advisor, this is the first question we ask in helping you grow sustainable wealth for the long-term, and a critical piece of mindful investing. 

Start with understanding your personal financial goals and aligning your investment strategy accordingly. 

  • Take the time to reflect on what truly matters to you. 
  • Is it long-term wealth preservation? 
  • Are you looking to fund a specific cause? (think college) 
  • Or are you aiming to achieve a desired lifestyle? 

By clarifying your goals, you can focus on investments that resonate with your values and contribute to your overall well-being, rather than being solely driven by financial gains.

goal based investments

Embrace Long-Term Thinking

When it comes to cryptocurrencies and NFTs as an investable asset class, it’s helpful to remember that we are in the early innings of a very volatile game. Sure, we’re all hoping to post massive gains, but embracing long-term thinking will keep our eyes on the horizon; not just the next steps. 

  • Stop fixating on daily market movements.
  • Focus on the underlying fundamentals and long-term investment potential. 
  • Research and develop an investment plan and stick to it! 
  • Resist the urge to make impulsive decisions based on short-term market noise. 

By embracing long-term thinking, you can reduce stress and make more informed investment choices.

Commit to Continuous Learning

The crypto space looks much different than it did in 2017. Since then, the ecosystem has added powerful DeFi (decentralized finance) products and strong NFT communities that investors can leverage for additional potential returns. 

Mindful investors understand the importance of continuous learning. Additionally, commit to expanding your knowledge and staying informed about the investments you hold or plan to pursue. Educating yourself about financial concepts, market trends, and emerging opportunities empowers you to make sound investment decisions and fosters a sense of empowerment and engagement with your portfolio.

Mindful investing transcends the mere accumulation of wealth. It requires:

  • aligning your investment choices with your values 
  • embracing a long-term perspective
  • continuously expanding your knowledge 

By defining your goals, adopting a patient approach, and diversifying your portfolio, you can stop constantly refreshing CoinMarketCap and get back to enjoying life! 

Remember, true wealth encompasses not just financial prosperity but also a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your investment decisions.

Take a break! Be present outside of a screen. Go to a park. Get some sun. Fly a kite. Crypto will be there when you get back.

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